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Undeclared Peanuts and Chocolate Flavored Chips in Select Containers of Fairway “Energy Mix” and Setton Farms “Total Energy Mix”
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 2, 2010 – Commack, NY – Setton International Foods, Inc. is voluntarily recalling limited quantities of its Fairway brand Energy Mix and its Setton Farms brand Total Energy Mix sold to select stores in NY and NJ because they may contain peanuts and chocolate flavored chips (Sugar, Partially Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Oil, Cocoa, Cocoa Processed with Alkali, Sorbitan Monosterate (An Emulsifier), Salt, Soy Lecithin (An Emulsifier), Vanillin (An Artificial Flavor)) not listed on the label.
No illnesses or complaints have been reported to date in connection with these products, although people who are allergic to peanuts could have a serious or life-threatening reaction if they consume these products.
The recalled Fairway “Energy Mix” products were sold to Fairway stores in NY and NJ and the Setton Farms “Total Energy Mix” products were sold to the Associated 9th Ave. store in NY, the Keyfood Gerritsen Ave. store in NY, limited Foodtown stores in NJ, and select ShopRite stores in NY and NJ.
The recall affects the following products:
- 15 cases of Fairway brand Energy Mix sold in 16 oz. clear plastic containers with an “Exp.” date of 05/24/11 through 06/28/11 with the UPC code: 34325 00050.
- 33 cases of Setton Farms brand Total Energy Mix sold in 22 oz. clear plastic containers with a “Exp.” date of 06/3/11 with the UPC code: 34325 03559.
These products were shipped directly to stores and not through distributors. All affected stores have been instructed to remove the products from their shelves.
Consumers can return the product to their place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at (800) 227-4397 (9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern time — Monday – Friday)
Source: U.S. Food & Drug Administration
For Immediate Release
Contact: John Lupean, Lab Manager
Phone: 503-223-1497 ext: 13
A Fresh Look At Food Safety
Oregon-based food safety laboratory adds new testing that simplifies the sometimes-confusing world of food quality and consumer safety.
PORTLAND, Oregon – April 5, 2010 - Amidst the recent media hype around foodborne illness and massive product recalls, one analytical laboratory is taking a stance to shed new light on the often confusing and little known world of food testing and safety. OMIC USA Inc., an industry veteran that has helped deliver safe products to the world market for over a decade, is determined to heighten awareness of food safety issues among producers and consumers alike.
In response to an increasing number of food recalls and growing concerns among consumers, OMIC USA Inc. has added additional offerings to its strong lineup of tests to meet consumer demand. These new areas of testing now include 1) allergen testing for soy, wheat, dairy, peanuts, and tree nuts, as well as 2) PCR-based microbiological testing to ensure safer consumer products.
OMIC USA Inc. has a long history of fighting on the front lines of consumer safety and is the recipient of analytical certifications from highly respected international organizations. Specializing in Pesticides and Herbicides, Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), Microbiology, and Nutrition testing, the company has helped countless farmers, processors, and packagers deliver safe food to tables in more than a dozen countries.
“Understanding how food safety works doesn’t have to be difficult,” explained Mathew Ladd, Sales and Marketing Representative for OMIC USA Inc. “People just need a good source that is simple to use and interact with. We’ve spend months listening to client needs and developed a great resource with our new website that addresses many concerns about getting commercial products tested.”
Food testing encompasses all areas of supply, from farmers to major brand retailers selling processed products. In all cases, there is a need to practice safety measures that ensure consumers are receiving the safest goods available. Independent testing laboratories like OMIC USA Inc. are imperative for making such practices possible and for maintaining a higher standard of accountability that is important for every producer.
About OMIC UCA Inc.
Offering analytical food testing since 1992, OMIC USA Inc. is an independent analytical testing laboratory comprising leading scientific minds and state-of-the-art instrumentation for detection and reporting of potentially harmful contaminants. To learn more about food safety and practices, certifications, or general information, please visit our website at www.omicusa.com or contact us by phone at 503-223-1497.
OMIC USA Inc.
3344 NW Industrial St., Portland, OR 97210